Kingston, ACT, Australia

+61 (04) 0959 4357

Joined March 13, 2020

Seller Rating:

4-star rating

About this seller

Village Books greeted its first customers in 2002 as it went online from the United States. About five years later, Village Books opened a successor operation in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Recently, when our family was offered opportunities with The Australian National University, we began our newest rare book adventure in Canberra. ~~~ Village Books & Collectables tries to remain true to its name and its history. We prefer a small village atmosphere shared with our customers. We endeavour to focus on the rare and collectable rather than quantity. ~~~ If you're looking for hard-to-find first editions or limited editions, we may be able to help. When ephemera or author association items illuminate more about the lives of the authors we collect and market, we may be able to offer you collectable items of interest as well. ~~~ Mark Monroe is the primary owner and General Manager of Village Books & Collectables and happily operates our online presence from one of Australia's most charming capital cities, Canberra. ~~~ Village Books & Collectables is registered and licenced for business in Australia under ABN # 14294756523.


Terms of Sale

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase and your dissatisfaction is based on "Incorrect Book / Book Not as Described / Book Damaged" --- or if the order hasn't arrived --- you are eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you have changed your mind about a book that you have ordered, please use the "Ask Bookseller a Question" link to contact us and we'll respond within two (2) b...

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Shipping Terms


International Shipping & Delivery Times

International Shipping Process

  • All orders shipped from Australia to an international destination are shipped via DHL, UPS or Australia Post International. Should you prefer some other shipping arrangement, contact the seller and obtain their approval of the shipping method you prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Tracking Your Order

  • If you selected Trackable Expedited, Two-Day Air, or another Expedited Mail Method, as shown in our ordering details, you can track its progress after it has shipped. To do so, click the Account link in the page menu of our web page. Then enter your password to review and track such purchases. Other shipping methods are not trackable.

Estimating Total Shipping Time

  • The amount of time your order will take to reach you depends on the items you're ordering, where you are located, and where and how you want the order shipped.

  • Items listed as shipping from or Village Books are normally sent on the first business day after the day that you order them. Some orders can take up to three weeks to process. Once you have selected your items, please use the tables above to estimate the total delivery time to your location.

Import Duties And Taxes On Orders Shipped Between Countries

  • If you are the recipient of an order shipped between countries, you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are assessed when the package reaches your country. You are responsible for these and any other additional charges.

  • Most carriers assess applicable duties and taxes when the shipment from us arrives in your country. If more money is owed, they will send you a letter notifying you of the charges and the steps you need to take to receive your package.

  • Unfortunately, we can't control or determine the duties and taxes that will apply to your order. Because policies vary, please contact your country's customs office for more information. When ordering from us, you are the importer of record and must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods.

Additional Shipping Charges May Apply

  • When multi-volume sets, exceptionally large or heavy books, and/or ephemera are ordered, additional shipping charges may be assessed. If you are ordering such an item, we recommend contacting its seller beforehand to determine whether non-standard shipping charges will be applied to your order.

Expedited Shipping

How Fast Is Rush Delivery?

  • Rush orders normally ship the next business day after the order is placed.

  • However, while it's definitely not the norm, some rush items can take longer than expected to be delivered.

  • Please be aware that items shipped Two-Day Air or International Express sometimes require up to two days of processing time before they can ship. Rush orders can also only ship and be delivered on non-holiday weekdays in most countries. And the availability of an item (as described in its listing) is also a factor; some items aren't available for several days.

  • Again, while complications aren't common, please bear these details in mind when selecting a rush shipping method.